Esther M. Reid Gronau, 98, passed away on Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2012).?She was born on June 4, 1914, to David and Lynda Reid. She was married to Leo Gronau, and they had four children (Leona and Carolyn deceased).?She was a cook for 31 years at Whitewater schools. She was a member of the Federated Church.?Survivors include son, Albert and wife, Pat of Wichita; daughter, Evelyn Donnelly of Wichita; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.?Private family services are planned.?Memorials may be designated to Good Shepherd Hospice, 439 N. McLean Boulevard, No. 100, Wichita, KS 67203.?Petersen Funeral Home of Newton is in charge of the arrangements.